Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Art of the State 2015 - State Museum of Pennsylvania

Congratulations to all of the accepted artists and prize winners to Art of the State at the State Museum in Harrisburg PA.  I am honored to have "Tekla's Ladder" chosen as third place for painting and the State Museum Purchase Award.  My painting was named for my grandmother Tekla, who came to the states in the early 1900's from Poland. I can't help but think she would be quite tickled with this news.

HARRISBURG, Pa.June 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2015," an annual juried exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of the state's established and emerging artists.
Awards were given in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper.
The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award were also selected.  The winners were chosen from 126 works selected from more than 1,600 submissions.
This year's first-prize winners are from AdamsAlleghenyBlairChester and Lebanon counties. Special awards went to artists from Bucks and Delaware counties.
The 48th annual exhibit runs through Sept. 13, and includes 126 works by 122 artists from 27 counties.  
The exhibit is co-sponsored by The State Museum and Jump Street. Together the organizations present more than $6,500 in cash awards to winners.
Jump Street is a Harrisburg-based non-profit organization dedicated to developing educational and economic opportunities with the arts for all age groups.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania's fascinating heritage.
With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America's story.
Visit The State Museum online at www.statemuseumpa.org.
Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
The following prizes were awarded at the 2015 "Art of the State" Artists' Reception on Sunday, June 28. Cash awards for each category are first prize, $500; second prize, $300; third, $200, and honorable mention, $100. A full gallery of Art of the State images is available at www.flickr.com/photos/patrailsofhistory.
CraftFirst Prize: Mike KorsakPittsburgh: "Untitled"
Second Prize: Philip SollmanBellefonte: "Lunar Butterfly Table"
Third Prize: Tom HubertFairview: "Black Shape Teapot"
Honorable Mention: Ellen SilberlichtHonesdale: "The Planted Seed"
PaintingFirst Prize: Allen CapriottiAltoona: "Risky Business"
Second Prize: Ellen CarverMerion Station: "A New Beginning"
Third Prize: Lauren Litwa Holden, Media: "Tekla's Ladder"
Honorable Mention: Daniel BurnsLancaster: "Redemption"
PhotographyFirst Prize: James Evangelista, Oxford: "Santa Rosa de Lima, Abiquiu"
Second Prize: Bryson LeidichHarrisburg: "Blacksburg Sheep"
Third Prize: Marvin IsraelBoiling Springs: "Pipe and Glasses"
Honorable Mention: Peter Kornweiss, Hummelstown: "Palazzo Ducale"
Honorable Mention: Theodore ScarpinoBiglerville: "He's Arrived"
SculptureFirst Prize: Sharon Pierce McCulloughBiglerville: "A Horse of Course"
Second Prize: Lorraine GlessnerRockledge: "The Triangle Circle"
Third Prize: Bob HakunPottstown: "Hope"
Work on PaperFirst Prize: Michael AllenPalmyra: "Crossings"
Second Prize: Jo MargolisWellsville: "Cloud of Unknowing"
Third Prize: Brenton GoodCamp Hill: "Line to Plane"
Honorable Mention: Robert StickloonPottsville: "Window Latch"
The William D. Davis Memorial Award for DrawingCsilla SadlochYardley: "Curled Bark"
The State Museum Purchase AwardLauren Litwa Holden, Media: "Tekla's Ladder"

Tekla's Ladder - 46"x50" - oil on linen Lauren Litwa 

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